Eat, Drink, Shop, and be Merry!

Tourist and homegrown travellers often say the best thing about road trips is discovering hidden gems along the way. Pahiatua is chockfull of them, and situated along the well-travelled road from Wellington to Napier, these treasures have never been easier to find.

We offer visitors a unique variety of shops, cafes, and entertainment opportunities. Accommodation here is charming and quaint, and situated so close to Palmerston North, Pahiatua offers the perfect day trip, weekend getaway, or long term visit!

Explore, discover, relax and enjoy our hospitality.


 Our town is full of diverse and unique shops.  Here are a few of our fantastic businesses below.

Family owned and operated, Betacraft offers a wide range of wet weather gear and farmwear. For over 60yrs, Betacraft has been adamant about providing top-quality clothing and customer service.

Mills Bros
Want to revamp your home furniture? Mills Bros specialise in making homes feel classically Kiwi through their exquisite selection of bedroom, dining, lounge and home decor. 

The Bookshop
If you're after a great variety of books, stationery and other delightful gift ideas, take a page from The Bookshop and give a gift that will leave a wonderful memory for your loved one.

Thicket Florist and Pantry
127 Main Street is home Thicket, a studio stocked with flowers, gourmet pantry foods, and beautiful, NZ-made gifts. They offer floral and craft workshops plus gorgeous arrangements for any occasion.


Perfect for foodies, Pahiatua offers mouth-watering cuisine to satisfy all appetites.

Red Chillies
Looking for a great night dining out or a delicious night dining in (they do great takeaways too), look no further than Red Chillies. Situated in the centre of town, Red Chillies is an Indian/Nepalese family restaurant offering amazing food and outstanding service.

Enjoy any of their unique curries, house specials, or Nepalese options including lamb sekuwa. Chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian options are plenty. See their menu, order online, or stop in to Red Chillies on Main Street today!

Post Office Hotel
Part hotel, part sports bar and part restaurant, Post Office Hotel rests on the south side of town and offers good, country-sized meals for both lunch and dinner.

There's a large parking area out front and if you're into sports, most games are broadcast live. On special occasions, they have quiz nights, live entertainment, and more. If it's a quiet dining you're after, they've got you covered. A separate, quiet dining room is available for families and events.

Their menu can be found here, and vegetarian options are available.

Joy Sushi
Looking for delicious rolls, nigiri, tempura, ramen, miso or other Japanese/Korean delicacies, then visit 56 Main Street and pop into Joy Sushi, one of our newest restaurants in town.

The owners are lovely, they offer wonderful, healthy options, and you enjoy your meal in the small dine in area or take it away. Vegetarian and vegan choices are available.


Five minutes north of town, Tui Brewery offers museum tours, guided walks through the brewing process, and best of all - FOOD!

There's a large, two-storey indoor dining area, tastefully decorated with Kiwiana advertisements and historic Tui memorabilia. An outdoor area can also be enjoyed on those sunny Tararua days.

Since 1889, founder Henry Wagstaff's brews have been sourced from the neighbouring Mangatainoka River. The classic Tui East India Pale Ale can be enjoyed direct from the source alongside several unique beers only available at Tui HQ. After your meal, take a walk by the riverside!


Connect with like minded people and enjoy sharing your business experience.  Whether you are a sole trader, large employer, rural or urban, the business group is for everyone. 

Free membership!  Visit the PDBG page for more information.


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